Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Red Sox Finally Receive Compensation For Theo Epstein From The Cubs
I find it hilarious that after four months, the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs finally agreed to the proper player compensation for Theo Epstein going to Chitown.
The best part is that said player is named Chris Carpenter but obviously, he's not the one that anybody has ever heard of. Nope, he's 26 and he made a combined 42 relief appearances last season between Double-A, Triple-A and Chicago. For the Cubs, the righty out of Kent State (Julian Edelman's alma mater) had a 2.79 ERA in 10 relief appearances (his first MLB action). He was 21-19 with a 3.62 ERA in four minor league seasons.
Hahahahahahahahaha! I love that Boston went into negotiations by asking for either Cubs shortstop (and franchise building block) Starlin Castro or starter Matt Garza and after all this time, they settled for this bum. Good to see they're still getting it done at the negotiation table.
Plus, the teams will exchange players to be named later. Talk about a monster deal! I'm trying to think of a real life comparison to this move for the Red Sox. It's something akin to asking out Kate Upton on a date and getting stuck with some creature from Hoarders.
Don't get me wrong, I hope that Carpenter does well in Boston. He could be a factor in their jumbled bullpen as soon as this season but I have a feeling that when his career is all over, this moment will be the biggest footnote and the only reason he's remembered besides his already famous name.
With this move, the Red Sox had to make room on their 40-man roster so they put fat blob Bobby Jenks on the 60-day DL. Additionally, they added Rich Hill to the roster and put scumbag John Lackey on the 60-day DL too.